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The funding will go toward completing the development of the company's point-of-care platform for distinguishing bacterial from viral infections.

The funding will advance work focused on the discovery of a genomic configuration that correlates to chemotherapy sensitivity.

It was a rough year for biotech stocks — the Nasdaq Biotech Index fell 22 percent even as the Dow gained 13 percent and the Nasdaq gained 8 percent.

The company's Keystone platform will have an iPhone-esque application platform for different tools used for forensic DNA data analysis. 

The colon cancer test is now available through Tricare for 9.4 million active duty, reserve, and National Guard personnel, as well as veterans and their dependents.

Announced this month, the project brings together CPTAC, the VA, and DoD, and has as its initial goal the proteogenomic analysis of 8,000 lung cancer patients.

The Huntsville, Alabama-based genetic testing firm continues its relationship with the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office.

IXpressGenes will study environmental DNA samples from extreme environments in order to find unique metabolic pathways that could yield new classes of antibiotics.

A GAO review finds no evidence of disparities in grant success rates by gender at agencies with sufficient data, but some agencies are not conducting required Title IX compliance reviews.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating the handling of samples at four Department of Defense labs, the New York Times reports.

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Dog DNA testing finds that some purebreds might not truly be purebreds, Inside Edition reports.

Mary Beckerle has returned as director of the Huntsman Cancer Institute, according to ScienceInsider.

Smithsonian Magazine reports that environmental DNA sampling can be used to track elusive organisms.

In Genome Research this week: repetitive satellite DNA in the fruit fly, transcriptome map assembly pipeline, and more.